My weight has always been a struggle for me. I was not gifted with a high metabolism, and maintaining a decent weight has always involved a lot of work. While I was growing up, I was always involved with sports, which helped to keep the weight off. In college, most of my calories were consumed in liquid form. This caused me to walk most of the places I went, and in turn, not gain much weight. But after graduating college and joining the real world, where day drinking was suddenly frowned upon, and responsibility became a real thing, my weight started creeping up on me. By the time I had my second child, I was the heaviest I had ever been.
The Morning Grind
Knowing I needed to take control of my weight, I started waking up at 5:30AM to get a workout in. This sucked. It really sucked. First of all, I am totally not a morning person. Second, I had a newborn and a toddler at home. I was either up half the night with them, or on the occasion that they did sleep through the night, they would decide that they also wanted to be up at 5:30. So morning workouts ended up being few and far between.
How To Stay Fit In An Office Job
Since mornings were out and by evening, after dinner was made, kids were in bed, and dishes were done, I was too exhausted to even think about a work out. I decided that I needed to figure out a way to get some sort of exercise in while I was at the office. Instead of paying to use a gym, I thought why not get a workout in while getting paid?
So here are my tips to staying fit while working an office job: [Read more…]